The Resource Thomas Hobbes : three discourses : a critical modern edition of newly identified work of the young Hobbes, edited by Noel B. Reynolds and Arlene W. Saxonhouse

Thomas Hobbes : three discourses : a critical modern edition of newly identified work of the young Hobbes, edited by Noel B. Reynolds and Arlene W. Saxonhouse

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Thomas Hobbes : three discourses : a critical modern edition of newly identified work of the young Hobbes
Title
Thomas Hobbes
Title remainder
three discourses : a critical modern edition of newly identified work of the young Hobbes
Statement of responsibility
edited by Noel B. Reynolds and Arlene W. Saxonhouse
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Language
eng
Summary
  • For the first time in three centuries, this book brings back into print three texts now confirmed to have been written by the young Thomas Hobbes. The contents of these discourses will lead, at the very least, to a serious reappraisal of the long-standing controversy surrounding Hobbes's early influences and the subsequent development of his thought. The volume begins with the recent history of the discourses, first published as part of the anonymous seventeenth-century work, Horae Subsecivae. Drawing upon both internal evidence and external confirmation afforded by new statistical "word-printing" techniques, the editors present a definitive case for Hobbes's authorship
  • The discourses provide the strongest evidence to date for the profound influences of Bacon and Machiavelli on the young Hobbes, and they add a new dimension to the much-debated impact of the scientific method on his thought. These texts, "Upon the Beginning of Tacitus," "Of Rome," and "Of Laws," provide direct access to the intellectual concerns and early influences and questions that eventually led Hobbes to the fully formed philosophy of Leviathan. In the discourses, Hobbes addresses the problem of identifying secular sources of political power that might provide security and stability in a world of constant flux, and works to free himself from some of the traditional foundations of political order
Dewey number
320.1/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC153
LC item number
.H515 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Thomas Hobbes : three discourses : a critical modern edition of newly identified work of the young Hobbes, edited by Noel B. Reynolds and Arlene W. Saxonhouse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-176) and index
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Contents
Pt. 1. Hobbes and the Horae Subsecivae -- Pt. 2. Three Discourses by Thomas Hobbes -- Pt. 3. Hobbes and the Beginnings of Modern Political Thought -- Pt. 4. Statistical Wordprinting
Control code
000011641811
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 181 p.
Isbn
9780226345451
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95012724
Other physical details
ill.
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.b17850010
System control number
  • 33217006226048
  • (OCoLC)32469600

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